New York 1994 [no label, 2CD]
Live at The Fez Club, New York City, NY; April 13, 1994. Good to very good audience recording.
On April 26, 1994, Johnny Cash released American Recordings, one of the finest records in Cash’s career. And Cash was probably already doing some promo shows before the album was released.
In a review of American Recordings, Christopher John Farley wrote:
When [Rick] Rubin first called Cash’s manager, Cash had never heard of him or the bands whose records he had produced, except the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The lack of familiarity was somewhat mutual. Rubin admits that he doesn’t listen to much country music but says he was interested in Cash from a “mythological” standpoint. “I don’t see him as a country act,” Rubin says. “I would say he embodies rock ‘n’ roll. He’s an outlaw figure, and that is the essence of what rock ‘n’ roll is.” When he made his pitch, Rubin was persuasive. “He immediately made me understand and believe that he really wanted to get the best out of me as an artist,” says Cash. “There would be no clock in the studio; there would be no limit on the budget for recording or promotion. And that sounded good. I hadn’t heard that since ‘70.”
The production of American Recordings was high-concept and low-tech. The taping was done in Cash’s cabin in Tennessee and the living room of Rubin’s house in Los Angeles.
Thanks to the person who shared the show on the net in 2005.
Got a second gen master from the taper… sent off to a friend Steve P up north who mastered it to cdr… Unknown taping devices and equipment… Wonderful intimate show not widely circulated… Cash wanted to title his first American Recordings album “Late And Alone”, well that did not happen and this recording has that feel… so here ya go Johnny… with love.
2nd gen master tape > Unknown process > CDR > EAC > WAV > FLAC
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Track 101. Let The Train Blow The Whistle
Blow Let The Train Whistle Blow/Bird On A Wire (10.7MB)
Track 102. Tennessee Stud/Down There By The Train (11.6MB)
Track 103. Drive On/Thirteen (9.0MB)
Track 104. Like A Soldier/Ballad Of Barbara (9.9MB)
Track 105. The Man Who Couldn’t Cry
The Man Who Would Not Cry (7.7MB)
Track 106. Redemption/The Beast In Me (9.5MB)
Track 107. Folsom Prison Blues (4.3MB)
Track 108. I Walk The Line/Sunday Morning Coming Down/Ring Of Fire (14.3MB)
Track 201. Big River (With Rosanne Cash) (6.8MB)
Track 202. Jackson/Orange Blossom Special (10.9MB)
Track 203. Get Rhythm/Home Of The Blues (8.6MB)
Track 204. It Ain’t Me Babe (Dylan)/Will The Circle Be Unbroken (11.4MB)
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